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Popularity
29k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Reuben

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Behold, a son
  • #1347 All Time
Girls
Boys
Similar Names
109k Ruben (Spanish)
< 1k Ruven (American)

How popular is the name "Reuben" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys Born
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19442040204
19451810181
19462280228
19472010201
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19572410241
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19602500250
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19642350235
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19661740174
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19681810181
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20092360236
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20122070207
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20142620262

Want to know about the populiarty of Reuben? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,156 babies born with the name Reuben in the United States. That's more than enough Reubens to occupy the territory of Aland Islands (Finland) with an estimated population of 28,355 (as of December 31, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 92 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Reuben" was in 1920 with a total of 465 babies.

According to the 1923 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Reuben" ranks #99 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Minnesota. Imagine that, 45 babies in Minnesota have the same name as you in 1923. Across the entire United States a total of 431 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

What does the name "Reuben" mean?

Reuben (Hebrew): Behold, a son

The name "Reuben" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Behold, a son". It's a name commonly given to boys.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

U is for unite, you bring people together.

B is for busy, your never idle life.

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

N is for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Your name in reverse order is "Nebuer". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eburen". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Reuben popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Reuben in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the north east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Reuben

Richard Brooks

Richard was born in 1912 as Reuben Sax in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Past life for Reuben born Aug 15, 1970

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Spain approximately on 1350. Your profession was banker, usurer, moneylender, and judge.

Your psychological profile shows you had a natural talent of psychologist and knew how to use the opportunities. Cold-blooded and calm in any situation. Your problem - to learn determination and persistency. Every misfortune should crash upon your strong will.

Name poster for Reuben

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